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Jesse Eisenberg compares Comic-Con to genocide

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Jesse Eisenberg compares Comic-Con to genocide

Jesse Eisenberg has come under fire for comparing Comic-Con to "genocide."

The 31-year-old actor, who attended the annual entertainment convention in San Diego, California last Friday (10.07.15) to promote his upcoming film 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' alongside co-stars Ben Affleck, Amy Adams and Henry Cavill, was blasted by fans for suggesting "being screamed at by thousands of people" is similar to the deliberate killing of a large group of civilians.

The star added: "I don't know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can't think of anything that's equivalent."

But his comments prompted fury on Twitter, with one user writing: "I feel like Jesse Eisenberg doesn't grasp the definition of genocide. Can someone direct him to some history books por favor?"

Another tweeted: "Jesse Eisenberg compared Comic-Con to genocide. In other news, 6 million killed in the Holocaust can't wait to meet him & disagree forever"

Jesse has yet to respond to the controversy, but is happy he won't have to go to Comic-Con for at least another year.

Speaking at the premiere for his new film, 'The End of the Tour,' he told "The movie was received well. That's why we go. You get to leave relatively unscathed and it's at least a year before you have to do anything like that again."